Baroque Opera “Love Conquers Impossible Love” by Sebastián Durón is based on the myth of Danae from Greek Mythology. Photo courtesy Orchestra of New Spain

After Dallas Arts Month was canceled last April due to COVID-19, the City of Dallas announced its return for 2021.

“The return of Arts Month is a tangible sign that our arts community has continued to be creative and dynamic and is part of our local recovery,” said Jennifer Scripps, City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture Director. “We all hope Dallas residents and visitors are able to experience some of the arts in our city.”

These are a few art events happening in and near our neighborhood:

Check out Echo Theatre’s Regional Premiere of The Other Felix by Reina Hardy, a play on film, directed by Kateri Cale. The play will stream online April 1-30. Free live screenings for the public at Bath House Cultural Center Lakeshore Patio will occur April 10, 17 and 24. For streaming links, ticket information and more, visit artandseek.org.

Take in Baroque Opera Love Conquers Impossible Love by Sebastián Durón presented by Orchestra of New Spain. The virtual event will be available on video from April 9 and on demand until April 26. The production is based on the myth of Danae, whose father King Acrisius locks her in a tower, only to be saved by the love smitten Jupiter. For more information and tickets, visit www.orchestraofnewspain.org.

Stop and smell the roses at Dallas Arboretum‘s Dallas Blooms: America the Beautiful. The largest annual floral festival runs through April 11. With the theme “America the Beautiful,” the festival presents over 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 214-515-6615.

Learn something new at SMU’s Pollock Gallery: Riso Bar. The risograph is a printing technology invented in Japan in the 1940s that is defined by its relative simplicity and possibilities for experimentation. The Riso Bar is a collaborative, long-term exhibition that explores the risograph’s potential as a tool for learning. The exhibit is open by appointment only and runs through May 15. For more information, email abastidas@smu.edu, call 214-768-4439 or visit blog.smu.edu.

While this next art exhibit is located near Victory Park, it is co-founded by Lake Highlands resident Jencey Keeton. Sweet Tooth Hotel: Intangible, A Fiber Fairytale explores eleven colorfully immersive installations that is created with over 2,000,000 feet of yarn. Intangible showcases top fiber artists from around the country, including four DFW-based artists. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit sweettoothhotel.com.